Monitoring Physical Threats in the Data Center

Common methods for monitoring the data center environment date from the days of centralized mainframes, and include such practices as walking around with thermometers. But as data centers continue to evolve with distributed processing and server technologies that drive up power and cooling demands, you must examine the environment more closely. Monitoring equipment isn’t enough—learn how to better manage your data center.

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Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies

This Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting for Dummies book introduces you to common network performance management (NPM) issues and gives you a new way of looking at solving them. This perspective allows you to see your network from your users’ point of view—namely, the services and applications they use and their experience with them. Of course, you can still get down to the other flow and packet levels, but macro-level visibility is a key differentiator in your ability to monitor and troubleshoot... Read More

Wholesale Banking: Challenges in Automating Commercial Credit Risk Management

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The challenges associated with commercial credit are complicated, but through automation, commercial credit risk management can be made straightforward and more efficient. IBM’s Business Analytics for commercial banking can help improve commercial lending operations, and, along with strong risk management practices and modernized operations, can create best practices for implementation and enhance overall operational effectiveness.

It’s essential that an automated system is transparent,... Read More

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